TEO Chooses Scientific Atlanta Platforms for Rapid Launch of IPTV and DVB-T Services in Lithuania

Monday, February 19th, 2007
Scientific Atlanta logo

KORTRIJK, Belgium — Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) company, today announced TEO LT, AB Group, the largest fixed-line telephony and Internet related services provider in Lithuania, has launched both IPTV and DVB-T video services from a newly created Scientific Atlanta® digital headend. The new headend and associated systems support content acquisition and delivery, MPEG-4/MPEG-2 encoding and decoding, and digital content and network management.

“We had to meet very strict, immediate deadlines under the terms of our DVB-T license, and Scientific Atlanta’s experience, knowledge and the response of their in-region support personnel helped us to satisfy the demands placed upon us,” said Nerijus Ivanauskas, Deputy of CEO at TEO. “Time to market was extremely important to us, both in response to the mandated deadlines and in order to meet the aggressive rollout schedule we had developed for both the DVB-T and IPTV services. Scientific Atlanta provided solutions and platforms that helped us to complete the initial launch of 20 channels of DVB-T programming and position us to expand our DVB-T and IPTV offerings quickly and efficiently in the future.”

The new headend, located in Vilnius, and the associated equipment and systems needed for the two new video networks employ Scientific Atlanta’s newest solutions – the MPEG-4 /MPEG-2 encoder (Model D9034™) and the Digital Content Manager, capable of simultaneously processing from one to more than 1,600 video streams from a single platform, along with Scientific Atlanta’s widely deployed ROSA™ network management and the flexible iLYNX™ video access platform. Scientific Atlanta’s extensive video delivery expertise and experience was complemented by additional systems integration support from the company’s in-region systems integrator, Ericsson, Lietuva, UAB.